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06-13-19, 07:24 PM
06-12-19, 12:54 PM
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Posted By nlerner

More than once, I've put in the low-gear pawls...

More than once, I've put in the low-gear pawls backwards (or the opposite orientation that they're supposed to go), which then meant that first-gear didn't work. You might want to check that!
06-12-19, 12:48 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Cool project! I'm working on your frame's...

Cool project! I'm working on your frame's sibling: same paint scheme, same headbadge, assume it's a '73. I got it as a bare frame + crankset/bb, so a blank canvas. I have found that it fits 650B x...
06-12-19, 12:38 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Quite a few years back, I commuted on a rod-brake...

Quite a few years back, I commuted on a rod-brake lady's Raleigh 3-speed. The lack of braking power didn't mix well with Boston traffic/drivers. But, other than that example, I have no hesitation in...
06-11-19, 07:13 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Great project! Iirc, the undated S-A AW hubs were...

Great project! Iirc, the undated S-A AW hubs were from the year they first came out: 1936.
06-11-19, 02:41 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I dropped my bike off at FedEx yesterday after...

I dropped my bike off at FedEx yesterday after last pick up, so it should be headed to Portland today.

Watch out, Hugh, gugie has threatened to impose a weight penalty on our bikes when they're...
06-10-19, 09:54 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Sorry to say, but from that first pic, sure looks...

Sorry to say, but from that first pic, sure looks like the fork is bent.
06-09-19, 05:13 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Capella lugs = 1973, usually.

Capella lugs = 1973, usually.
06-08-19, 09:22 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Hmm, from the looks of that trigger and what...

Hmm, from the looks of that trigger and what looks like a bell crank on the rear hub, Iíd guess itís a Shimano unit rather than Sturmey-Archer. The British-made Sports shed a small tear.
06-08-19, 04:01 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Well, there's also the 1982 Bridgestone line....

Well, there's also the 1982 Bridgestone line. (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1982/1982%20Bridgestone%20Bicycles%20catalog.pdf) Lots of space-y stuff going on there.
06-08-19, 03:13 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I don’t quite understand why Campy NR is so...

I don’t quite understand why Campy NR is so loved. The RD shifts like crap, and that’s even when you don’t stress its limits with, gasp, a 26-tooth max cog. Oh, and it’s nearly impossible to find a...
06-06-19, 07:55 PM
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Posted By nlerner

No room for the front fender?

No room for the front fender?
06-06-19, 04:02 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Actually, you remind me that I used to carry some...

Actually, you remind me that I used to carry some nut/molasses/carob squares that I bought at the health food store. One of those and you'd be filled up for days!
06-05-19, 07:32 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I did a relatively short (31 miles), but...

I did a relatively short (31 miles), but relatively steep (over 2,000 ft of climbing) ride today, mostly to prepare for the climbing in store at the Magical Mystery Tour of the PNW...
06-05-19, 06:29 AM
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Posted By nlerner

BITD, we couldn’t afford pockets. Everything we...

BITD, we couldn’t afford pockets. Everything we carried had to be strapped to your body with twine. Worked okay with bananas but other types of fruit were a challenge.
06-04-19, 09:47 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Camels unfiltered.

Camels unfiltered.
06-04-19, 07:31 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Yup.

Yup.
06-04-19, 06:07 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I had a wool jersey BITD, perhaps made by...

I had a wool jersey BITD, perhaps made by Woolistic? It was an itchy mofo. Definitely not merino. I still have a pair of wool shorts from Protogs:
...
06-04-19, 03:24 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I'm afraid I struck out. I don't see it on any...

I'm afraid I struck out. I don't see it on any bikes in the fleet, so I must have traded it for something in the past! Sorry about that.
06-04-19, 01:15 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I think I have one that I don't need--will check...

I think I have one that I don't need--will check the parts bin when I'm home from work.
06-04-19, 11:52 AM
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Posted By nlerner

I heard that noglider is in Europe.

I heard that noglider is in Europe.
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Posted By nlerner

Hah! Sorry, should have said, "I'll squeeze every...

Hah! Sorry, should have said, "I'll squeeze every gosh darn cent out of my fleet even if it kills me!"
06-04-19, 04:54 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Sturmey Archer?

Sturmey Archer?
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Posted By nlerner

To me, the biggest factor is whether $$ is...

To me, the biggest factor is whether $$ is needed. If not, I’d just give everything away. Far less hassle and lots of happy new owners.
06-03-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I'd try liberally greasing your steerer and...

Yeah, I'd try liberally greasing your steerer and wedge. I get that creak a few weeks after riding in the rain.
06-03-19, 06:53 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Hmm, tempted as I'll do 70% of that on two tours...

Hmm, tempted as I'll do 70% of that on two tours I have planned. Go, Rob!
06-03-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By nlerner

My impression is that these are fairly large...

My impression is that these are fairly large countries (i.e., asking, "I'm going to the United States. Anything bike related I should do there?"). You might want to specify what cities/regions you'll...
06-02-19, 08:41 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I have a Raleigh Lenton Tourist, which likely has...

I have a Raleigh Lenton Tourist, which likely has very similar dimensions to the Lenton Sports, and am running it with 700c x 32mm tires and fenders (and a set of brakes from a 1948 Claud Butler that...
06-02-19, 07:56 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I mounted EA3/590mm wheels with Col de la vie...

I mounted EA3/590mm wheels with Col de la vie tires to my departed Lenton Sports with original brakes. They fit just fine:

https://live.staticflickr.com/5553/29661023504_eed4cbc8fe_c.jpg
06-02-19, 07:33 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Don't know if the purpose of this thread is to...

Don't know if the purpose of this thread is to show bikes that were remarkably preserved or ones that were largely original. I'm assuming the latter, so here are a couple of contributions:

1969...
06-02-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By nlerner

Oh, that chain! The Colonel has learned about...

Oh, that chain! The Colonel has learned about reliability of SRAM chains vs. Shimano.

On my C&V sidewalls, those are 700 x 38mm Panaracer Gravel Kings that I'm running tubeless, so it's all a C&V...
06-01-19, 09:42 AM
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Posted By nlerner

I think the most vintage component of this tour...

I think the most vintage component of this tour was me.

It was lots of fun. Kudos to -holiday76 for the extensive planning and the guidance on how to sleep in a hammock (or at least not fall...
06-01-19, 09:28 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Nice vice.

Nice vice.
05-30-19, 10:33 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I’ve had early 70s SuperCourses with 26.2mm seat...

I’ve had early 70s SuperCourses with 26.2mm seat posts.
05-29-19, 04:53 AM
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Posted By nlerner

My local USPS has given me a hard time about that...

My local USPS has given me a hard time about that gap.

Mind the gap!
05-21-19, 08:21 PM
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Posted By nlerner

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47852685402_f0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47852685402_f06f621288_z.jpg

From https://road.cc/content/news/254443-rough-stuff-fellowship-archive-book-launches-kickstarter
05-21-19, 03:04 PM
05-20-19, 08:07 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Well, you answered your question: It's a Sturmey...

Well, you answered your question: It's a Sturmey Archer AW, the one that most Raleigh 3-speeds came with. It'll have a date code w/ month and last two digits of the year. Sheldon Brown...
05-20-19, 12:52 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Here's my setup with a fully-housed cable, cable...

Here's my setup with a fully-housed cable, cable stop and the spring/bell-crank combo from Mark Stonich. I'm actually usually a drill bit for the pushrod. Works great!
...
05-16-19, 07:53 PM
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Posted By nlerner

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/144-bcd-5-arm/?geoc=US

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/144-bcd-5-arm/?geoc=US
05-16-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By nlerner

Here's my recently made WaxWing bag w/ decaleur...

Here's my recently made WaxWing bag w/ decaleur from gugie (and Raleigh Int'l modification, too):

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47073435454_4e383555f4_c.jpg
...
05-16-19, 06:10 AM
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Posted By nlerner

That pics demonstrates why worn rings are usually...

That pics demonstrates why worn rings are usually referred to as having “shark teeth.”
05-15-19, 04:55 AM
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Posted By nlerner

The rear hub will have a date code to tell you...

The rear hub will have a date code to tell you year of mfg.
05-13-19, 06:53 PM
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Posted By nlerner

PM incoming on the chainring bolt tool (#768).

PM incoming on the chainring bolt tool (#768).
05-11-19, 11:53 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Thatís a great bike! You perhaps know this, but...

Thatís a great bike! You perhaps know this, but you can replace the threaded driver with a conventional three-notch one and then have a much wider range of cogs to choose from. However, I do have a...
05-11-19, 04:26 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Excellent deal on quality tires. I’ve been...

Excellent deal on quality tires. I’ve been running those on one of my commuters and have been very pleased. Glwts!
05-10-19, 07:31 PM
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Posted By nlerner

The nice thing about using an early 70s...

The nice thing about using an early 70s SuperCourse for such a conversion is that they don't have a derailleur hanger and are spaced at 120mm in the rear triangle, so a 3-speed hub with a 6 1/4" axle...
05-10-19, 07:25 PM
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Posted By nlerner

According to Kurt's headbadge site...

According to Kurt's headbadge site (http://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_Raleigh_Sports_chart.html), it was indeed 1972 that the braceless heron was introduced and became standard equipment the following...
05-10-19, 07:10 PM
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Posted By nlerner

I found a 121mm Nervar spindle in my stash. Might...

I found a 121mm Nervar spindle in my stash. Might work with a couple of spacers if you can't find the Stronglight.
05-10-19, 12:38 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Chris, would you add me back to the list? That...

Chris, would you add me back to the list? That way I can take part in the Andy_K garage-floor cleaning project. Thanks!
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